Tastes Like Chicken

Thursday, March 29, 2001

Wednesday, March 28, 2001
_Love for St. Bernard Meat Angers Swiss
Whatever. Let me know when the Swiss stop eating beef because the Indians said so.

Not a word on taste, none.

Tuesday, March 27, 2001
_The latest thing in L.A., as seen on CHiPs 20 years ago
Shoes with built-in skate wheels come on to the scene again.

When Jerry Cleland, the manager of Sakal Surfboards, glided across the road in front of a police officer, he was given a warning. "Whatever you just did, don't do it again." The officer had seen Cleland glide across the road, yet when he looked down at Cleland's feet he was wearing a regular pair of trainers. The officer was mystified.
I knew I had seen this before, and so did someone else (search for "CHiPs").

The maufacturer's home page is pretty slick, too.

_A long time ago, in a jungle far away
..."a witty, effete Jewish artist" went native with an indigenous tribe.

And became a cannibal.

I am a cannibal. . . . No matter into what far corner of my mind I push those words, they flash along the surface of my brain like news along the track that runs around the building at Times Square.
The subject of the article wrote a barely fictionalized book recounting his experience, and now a documentary film is being released recounting his journey back. No, he doesn't remember what it tasted like.

_Mandatory gun ownership law creditted with county's 89% drop in crime
"The crime rate dropped 89 percent in the city, compared to the modest 10 percent drop statewide."

_Oooo Geee: Man survives 3 hours after being cut in half
No magicians have been arrested yet.

_Library Card Catalog, R.I.P.
The title is all wrong (I haven't seen an honest-to-god card catalog since high school) but the article is interesting. It's really about the mechanization of library book storage and retrieval, and the concomitant hiding of the shelves of books from library patrons. These systems sound like a mixed blessing.

Monday, March 26, 2001

That's the happiest anything I've seen in a long time.

_P. J. O'Rourke sums up 3 years of pop culture
"All boy bands consist of The Cute One, The Moody One, The Rebellious One, The Ethnic One and The Dork. It worked for NATO."

Sunday, March 25, 2001
_'Mr Bean' Saves Plane in Mid-Air Flight Saga
Looks like that mega-update will have to wait, gang. Enjoy the bits that sneak through...

_Formula One
A geek's eye view of Formula One auto racing. A strong article from Wired with lots of neat details, including info on an upcoming super-high-end Mercedes that is a direct descendant of modern Formula One cars (yours for only $300,000).